In the U.S., we strive to make sure that laws treat everyone equally. Unfortunately, any time a person who has mental difficulties gets in trouble with the law, it seems as if there is no easy way out.
One reason why drunk-driving infringements are prosecuted so harshly is that there is a good likelihood that a drunk driver could hurt someone. If what police allege is true, that's what happened in the case of a Beaverton man who allegedly drove drunk in late January and caused his passenger to sustain grave injuries,
In our last post, we wrote about how an Oregon firefighter has been accused of DUII. Now, there's another story with a similar set of facts; a second firefighter, who is also from Portland, was recently convicted of DUII.